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The financial industry has a consequential role to play in addressing climate change and encouraging decarbonisation. This is true both globally and in China. Shifting the economy from fossil fuels to clean sources of energy requires a vast reallocation of capital. Asia is especially crucial in the battle against climate change and whether the climate can ever be stabilized depends largely on Asia, and most prominently on China. Green finance is central to China's green transition plans. Though relatively young, China has been rapidly advancing its green financial system and markets. China's green bonds market is now the second-largest in the world. And China's green finance policies promote investment in a wide range of assets, including renewable energy projects, water treatment plants, recycling facilities, and more.

Join us to consider the outlook for green finance in China – whether it can help China achieve its decarbonisation goals swiftly enough and whether enough capital can be deployed on time to save the world.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Cheung Ming, Ronald Ho (Deputy Chief Executive of BEA China)

    Cheung Ming, Ronald Ho

    Deputy Chief Executive of BEA China

    Mr Ho Cheung Ming, Ronald, Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia (China) Co., Ltd. (“BEA China”), is in the most senior representative of the bank in China and leads BEA China's work. He is responsible for operations, property & facility management, anti-fraud investigations, corporate communications and sustainable development, and assisting in the management of information technology, legal affairs and external affairs. Mr Ho is enthusiastic about public service and holds various public positions, including serving as the Vice President of the Shanghai Association of Banks and the Director of the Special Committee of Foreign Banks. Mr Ho received a Bachelor's degree in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  • Tzu-Kuan Chiu (Professor of Finance at SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

    Tzu-Kuan Chiu

    Professor of Finance at SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Prof. Chiu holds a doctorate degree in finance from Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014, she taught at California State University in the U.S. and worked for corporations in New Jersey. In her previous affiliations, she served a number of administrative positions to lead the university advancement center and the university museum.

    She has been involved in research as well consulting projects in ESG investing, climate finance, sustainability rating, impact measurement and management, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility with companies, government agencies, and security exchanges.

    Prof. Chiu serves as an independent director on the board of numerous for-profit corporations, including Compeq Manufacturing Co., and Founder-Fubon Securities Co. She also sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Lida Academic Foundation, and the S.F. Hu Educational Foundation. Prof Chiu was a founding member of the Business Ethics Advancement Council in the Greater China, and a co-founder of the Sustainable Finance Forum, a top-tier global forum with the mission to facilitate ESG-related dialogues and collaborations between academics and practitioners in Asia.

    Prof. Chiu teaches courses at the MF, MBA, and EMBA levels in sustainable finance, climate finance, impact investing, finance ethics, investments, and ESG and corporate social responsibility. She is very articulate and has a strong passion for teaching, which has brought her numerous teaching awards both inside and outside the university over the past decade. She is a well-known columnist, writing short essays on ESG-related issues for financial magazines.

    Prof. Chiu has authored and edited books in ESG investing, sustainable finance, corporate governance, corporate finance, and business ethics, and has published research paper in the field of sustainable finance, impact investing, and corporate social responsibility in academic journals such as the Management Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics. In addition, she has developed teaching cases in financial inclusion, impact investing, and capital market for the Harvard Business Publishing.

    Prof. Chiu was a pioneer in developing ESG rating framework for emerging countries with a lack of data. She developed the first ESG database in emerging countries more than a decade ago. In addition to her profound interest in sustainable finance, Prof. Chiu has a life-time interest in Confucianism. She is involved in the modernization of Confucianism by combining the traditional doctrine with contemporary management science.

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  • Bob Shueh (Chief Operating Officer at Brookfield Renewable Power & Transition Group, APAC)

    Bob Shueh

    Chief Operating Officer at Brookfield Renewable Power & Transition Group, APAC

    Bob Shueh is the Chief Operating Officer – Asia Pacific for Brookfield’s Renewable Power & Transition Group. In this role, he is responsible for the Asset Management of the renewable power assets across the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Mr. Shueh part was Brookfield’s Australian Infrastructure business with a focus on Ports, Rail, Forestry and Logistics.

    Prior to joining Brookfield in 2016, Mr. Shueh had extensive general management experience across a diverse range of industries including Telecommunications, Shipping, Manufacturing, Ports, Rail Forestry and Logistics.

    Mr. Shueh is a qualified CPA and completed his MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

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  • Jet Chang (VP public affairs, Tomra Asia; National Vice Chair, Environment Working Group, EUCCC)

    Jet Chang

    VP public affairs, Tomra Asia; National Vice Chair, Environment Working Group, EUCCC

    Jet Chang joined TOMRA in Oct 2017 and has been responsible for circular economy policy advocacy and business development in China. Before that, he worked 15 years in the environment industry. Jet holds two master’s degrees from the Northwestern Polytechnic University and Nanyang Technological University, respectively.

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  • Mattie Bekink (China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mattie Bekink is responsible for the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network’s China strategy, including programme development and client engagement across China.

    Ms Bekink has extensive experience in the public, private and policy sectors. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. She also ran an eponymous consulting business, advising businesses, universities and non-profit organisations on China policy, strategy, public affairs, and CSR. Ms Bekink practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked with the US-Asia Law Initiative at NYU Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program, and served in the legal department at General Motors China.

    Ms Bekink has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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